No it's not. 80% of Ukraine wants nothing to do with Russia. And most folks who are army age weren't even alive when Ukraine was "part" of Russia.
25 years isn’t such a long time for statehood.
Anyway, a political solution will save every one from having to take sides.
The likely outcome is a federal arrangement in Ukraine concluded between the West and Russia.
True. I would add that opposition (to ousted gov’t) leader Yulia Tymoshenko, of the party “Batkivshchyna”, spoke primarily Russian until she was 36. The notion that all Russian speakers in Ukraine are supportive of Putin’s actions is rather misleading. Just exactly what that split is could prove to be important.
On the other side of it, Tymoshenko & Putin got along reasonably well, while she was in power. I suppose having a Russian puppet gov’t throw you in prison, and then have Russia slice off part of your country, could affect one’s attitude.